rr-merlot-2006Soft, ripe fruit nose, well-integrated fruitscents with solid dark Merlot core of fruit on the palate. Mature, ready to drink with attractive soft berry fruit. Easy finish, some length and tannins complement smooth flavors and bright but not undue acid balance.

Classic Washington Merlot for smoked meats, BBQ and tomato-based pasta sauces.

Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
pH: 3.80
Alcohol: 13.9%
Varietal mix: 90% Merlot, 7.5% Syrah, 2.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of oak: 30% new French and American oak
Case production: 467